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7th August 2013

21 Canadian Companies Receive Over $5.2M For Innovative Projects

Canada Media FundThe Canada Media Fund (CMF) has announced a contribution of more than $5.2M in development and marketing support to innovative digital media projects as part of the first round of its 2013-2014 Experimental Stream funding. In July 2013, the CMF announced a contribution of more than $12.1M to 17 projects that received production support. Since 2010, the CMF has contributed $112.3M to 290 interactive digital media projects as part of the Experimental Stream.

Development SupportA total of 15 Canadian companies have received support totaling $3.3M for 15 projects  including eight games, five interactive content platforms for websites, and two social media platforms,. The 15 companies are located in various regions of the country, – one in British Columbia, one in Nova Scotia, six in Ontario, and seven in Québec. Development Support provides funding for the conceptualization of an eligible project and/or for the development of the creative and technical elements of an eligible project and the drafting of a product proposal for business development and financing purposes.

Title Applicant Commitment

 

Action Heroes Hibernum Créations Inc. $472,500
Fiscal year : 2013-2014
Program : Experimental
Language : Bilingual
Activity : Development
Genre : N/A
Envelope : N/A
Region : Quebec
Platform : Digital Media
Content type : Game
Delivery Method : Application
Selection Round : 1
Status : Decision

 

Agro TUQUE GAMES INC. $450,000
Fiscal year : 2013-2014
Program : Experimental
Language : Bilingual
Activity : Development
Genre : N/A
Envelope : N/A
Region : Quebec
Platform : Digital Media
Content type : Game
Delivery Method : Downloadable
Selection Round : 1
Status : Decision

 

CineApp CineApp Inc. $214,995
Fiscal year : 2013-2014
Program : Experimental
Language : English
Activity : Development
Genre : N/A
Envelope : N/A
Region : Ontario
Platform : Digital Media
Content type : Rich interactive media
Delivery Method : Application
Selection Round : 1
Status : Decision

 

CrowdLinker Push CrowdLinker Inc. $188,092
Fiscal year : 2013-2014
Program : Experimental
Language : Bilingual
Activity : Development
Genre : N/A
Envelope : N/A
Region : Ontario
Platform : Digital Media
Content type : Social media
Delivery Method : Website
Selection Round : 1
Status : Decision

 

Gearbolts Frima Studio Inc. $390,439
Fiscal year : 2013-2014
Program : Experimental
Language : Bilingual
Activity : Development
Genre : N/A
Envelope : N/A
Region : Quebec
Platform : Digital Media
Content type : Game
Delivery Method : Downloadable
Selection Round : 1
Status : Decision

 

Heaven Must Be Boring Amythos Media Inc. $166,000
Fiscal year : 2013-2014
Program : Experimental
Language : English
Activity : Development
Genre : N/A
Envelope : N/A
Region : Ontario
Platform : Digital Media
Content type : Rich interactive media
Delivery Method : Website
Selection Round : 1
Status : Decision

 

Innovation Concierge CRS Technology Corp. $192,000
Fiscal year : 2013-2014
Program : Experimental
Language : English
Activity : Development
Genre : N/A
Envelope : N/A
Region : Ontario
Platform : Digital Media
Content type : Social media
Delivery Method : Website
Selection Round : 1
Status : Decision

 

Mindful gopokyo Inc. $15,460
Fiscal year : 2013-2014
Program : Experimental
Language : English
Activity : Development
Genre : N/A
Envelope : N/A
Region : Nova Scotia
Platform : Digital Media
Content type : Game
Delivery Method : Application
Selection Round : 1
Status : Decision

 

MobiMonsters HabitatSeven Inc. $162,187
Fiscal year : 2013-2014
Program : Experimental
Language : Bilingual
Activity : Development
Genre : N/A
Envelope : N/A
Region : Ontario
Platform : Digital Media
Content type : Game
Delivery Method : Application
Selection Round : 1
Status : Decision

 

Mon ami Bulle v2 Télé-Québec $266,059
Fiscal year : 2013-2014
Program : Experimental
Language : French
Activity : Development
Genre : N/A
Envelope : N/A
Region : Quebec
Platform : Digital Media
Content type : Rich interactive media
Delivery Method : Website
Selection Round : 1
Status : Decision

 

Nanite PixelNAUTS inc. $85,538
Fiscal year : 2013-2014
Program : Experimental
Language : English
Activity : Development
Genre : N/A
Envelope : N/A
Region : Ontario
Platform : Digital Media
Content type : Game
Delivery Method : Application
Selection Round : 1
Status : Decision

 

Shiny Words Krarup, Jacob $275,000
Fiscal year : 2013-2014
Program : Experimental
Language : English
Activity : Development
Genre : N/A
Envelope : N/A
Region : British Columbia
Platform : Digital Media
Content type : Game
Delivery Method : Application
Selection Round : 1
Status : Decision

 

Tee-Pee-Toc 9118-9522 Québec Inc./Jerryco Communications $189,832
Fiscal year : 2013-2014
Program : Experimental
Language : Bilingual
Activity : Development
Genre : N/A
Envelope : N/A
Region : Quebec
Platform : Digital Media
Content type : Game
Delivery Method : Downloadable
Selection Round : 1
Status : Decision

 

TGiT – le conteneur de métadonnées musicales Iconoclaste Musique Inc. $90,000
Fiscal year : 2013-2014
Program : Experimental
Language : French
Activity : Development
Genre : N/A
Envelope : N/A
Region : Quebec
Platform : Digital Media
Content type : None
Delivery Method : Website
Selection Round : 1
Status : Decision

 

Vive ma sexualité! Lusio Films Inc. $100,000
Fiscal year : 2013-2014
Program : Experimental
Language : Bilingual
Activity : Development
Genre : N/A
Envelope : N/A
Region : Quebec
Platform : Digital Media
Content type : Rich interactive media
Delivery Method : Website
Selection Round : 1
Status : Decision

Marketing Support – The CMF has contributed $1.9M in marketing support to six interactive digital media projects. Projects are from three regions in Canada, one from British Columbia, three from Ontario, and two from Québec. Canadians and international audiences will be able to enjoy new digital media content such as an application for social media to create cinemagraphs, an application to access smartphone functions on any device, a website for producers and broadcasters to create effective cross-platform strategies, an integrated delivery management system, an application to publish engaging interactive eBooks, and an interactive documentary application enhanced by augmented reality and geolocalized content. Marketing Support provides funding for the marketing and promotion of an eligible project such as the creation of national and international marketing campaigns, design costs, creation and market-testing of advertising, use of the Internet for promotion or transactions and more.

 

Title Applicant Commitment

 

ALERT-TV+ Magnify Digital Inc. $253,657
Fiscal year : 2013-2014
Program : Experimental
Language : English
Activity : Marketing
Genre : N/A
Envelope : N/A
Region : British Columbia
Platform : Digital Media
Content type : None
Delivery Method : Website
Selection Round : 1
Status : Decision
ALERT-TV is the first of its kind, automated audience engagement website that provides the steps and tools necessary for producers and broadcasters to create effective cross-platform strategies that deliver measurable results. It is an easy to use browser-based system, with an interactive guide, automated report generating function, and resource centre filled with case studies, leading industry examples, statistics, trends and more. ALERT-TV+ is positioned to advance standard operating practices for content producers, distributors and broadcasters, providing them with a resource that’s specific to their industry and available 24/7.

 

Burgundy Jazz Les Productions Catbird Inc / Cat bird Productions inc. $205,942
Fiscal year : 2013-2014
Program : Experimental
Language : Bilingual
Activity : Marketing
Genre : N/A
Envelope : N/A
Region : Quebec
Platform : Digital Media
Content type : Rich interactive media
Delivery Method : Application
Selection Round : 1
Status : Decision
Burgundy Jazz is an interactive documentary application enhanced by augmented reality and geo-localized content that explores Montreal’s incredible contribution to jazz music history through the legendary musicians of Little Burgundy – the primarily black neighbourhood that was a hub of musical creativity, private clubs and speakeasies from the Jazz Age 1920s to the Golden Era of Jazz in the 1940s and 50s. Oscar Peterson, Oliver Jones, Norman Marshall Villeneuve and Louis Metcalf are among the greats who lived or played in “Burgundy”. The project includes a rich interactive web doc, an iPhone app with augmented reality soundscapes embedded in walking tours, and an eBook that tells this amazing story through an array of rare jazz artifacts.

 

Flixel Flixel Photos Inc. $375,000
Fiscal year : 2013-2014
Program : Experimental
Language : Bilingual
Activity : Marketing
Genre : N/A
Envelope : N/A
Region : Ontario
Platform : Digital Media
Content type : Social media
Delivery Method : Physical Support
Selection Round : 1
Status : Decision
Flixel is an application for social media to be used on iPhone and iPad that allows photographers to create cinemagraphs, a mostly-still photograph which contains a repeating element of motion. Creating a cinemagraph would normally take hours to create using a program like Photoshop; however, Flixel has reduced the production time down to a few seconds using innovative and patent-pending technology.  First the user will capture a short two-to-six second video. On the edit screen, a translucent purple mask appears to show which areas of the cinemagraph will be still. To create the looping element, the user drags their finger across the screen and the looping animation is revealed in real-time.

 

Pangaea360 Kolody Inc. $219,299
Fiscal year : 2013-2014
Program : Experimental
Language : English
Activity : Marketing
Genre : N/A
Envelope : N/A
Region : Ontario
Platform : Digital Media
Content type : None
Delivery Method : Application
Selection Round : 1
Status : Decision
Pangaea360 is a services delivery management and intelligence application gained from the operations of Kolody, an award winning digital creative agency. Pangaea360 is aimed at small and medium sized businesses and home offices with entrepreneurs who traditionally have to invest in several unrelated delivery management systems  such as project management, timesheet tracking, collaboration, and intelligence platforms. Pangaea360 will create business opportunities for them by finding efficiencies within their operations and effectively utilize their scarce resources. It will be deployed and offered in a SaaS model whereby customers (agencies, firms, studios, etc.) can subscribe for the service based on a monthly or yearly subscription fee.

 

ppl connect Virtual Smartphone pplconnect Inc. $400,000
Fiscal year : 2013-2014
Program : Experimental
Language : English
Activity : Marketing
Genre : N/A
Envelope : N/A
Region : Quebec
Platform : Digital Media
Content type : None
Delivery Method : Application
Selection Round : 1
Status : Decision
The application pplconnect is the evolution of the smartphone. With pplconnect, users can now access and use their smartphone from any web-connected device. Make a call from a tablet, receive a text on a computer, modify a contact on a friend’s phone, users are completely autonomous. pplconnect is device and OS agnostic and offers a truly virtual smartphone experience.

 

Skyreader Studio Skyreader Media Inc. $472,000
Fiscal year : 2013-2014
Program : Experimental
Language : Bilingual
Activity : Marketing
Genre : N/A
Envelope : N/A
Region : Ontario
Platform : Digital Media
Content type : eBook
Delivery Method : Application
Selection Round : 1
Status : Decision
Skyreader Studio will revolutionize the creation of engaging, interactive eBooks in a wide range of vertical markets including: children’s, travel, cooking, journals, magazines and more. This application enables a publisher, self-publisher, writer, illustrator, studio, broadcaster or other content owner to create a fully interactive eBook from an original concept storyline, digital asset files or from existing file formats like lndesign, Word, Quark, PDF, PNG or Flash. With its effortless drag and drop functionality, there’s no need for code writing, making it an easy-to-use tool for everyone. The platform automatically and seamlessly publishes in ePub2, ePub3, HTMLS, iOS, KF8, Mobi, and shortly, Android.
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  1. Tami Quiring (@VillageGamer)
    4:25 am on August 7th, 2013

    21 #Canadian Companies Receive Over $5.2M In @CMF_FMC Funding For Innovative Projects http://t.co/Vdxz88ur9i #eyeoncanada

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